5 Smart News Apps to Help You Avoid Fake News With More Trustworthy Reports

MakeUseOf | 7/16/2019 | Mihir Patkar
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The internet has turned anyone and everyone into a news reporter. This has led to a rise in fake news, and the availability of more news than you need. Not everyone can be an expert on how to spot fake news. And sometimes you don’t even know what you should be reading.

One solution is the use of reliable journalists, passionate communities, big data, and artificial intelligence (AI).

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Here are a few developers and their smart apps that have made the news simple again.

You can’t read the news while you’re driving, so Listle is here to fix that. Enjoy text articles turned into short audio pieces by real humans and not AI.

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Listle curates articles from top sources like CNN, Vox, The Guardian, and others. Browse through the headlines, along with the audio file’s runtime and the genre or category. You can start listening to the article immediately or add it to your playlist. Try some of the pre-made playlists too. The “read-aloud” news is perfect when you’re driving or suffering a crowded commute with your headphones on.

Apart from the articles already shown in Listle, you can also convert any text article into an audio file. Copy-paste the link to the article and the app will use its AI to create an audio file. You can convert one link per day in the free account, and listen to three total articles. If you like the experience, buy the premium account.

OwlFactor - Battle - Scourge - News - Reportage

OwlFactor is trying its hardest to battle the scourge of fake news and bad reportage on the internet. After releasing CivikOwl, one of the smartest apps to simplify important news, it has now launched a mini website for all your news needs.

The way we read news has changed. Here are some useful new apps for a smarter way to read the news.

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